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8 Apr, 2019

Is there a difference between a strain and a sprain?

By: Devin Wurman, DPT Spring is finally here; we are enjoying the warmer weather, and also engaging in more activities. It’s also that time of year we start seeing some minor injuries occur with all age groups.  Sprains and strains are pretty common minor injuries. People usually like to use them interchangeably to describe the same injury,

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8 Apr, 2019

Morning commute have you sitting in traffic?

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Knock Knock Who’s There? Cervical Cervical who? Serve a cool ice pack please, my neck is killing me! Neck pain and tightness is something that we all may experience from time to time for different reasons. However, chronic pain or tightness often has a deeper issue than just sleeping wrong one night.

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3 Apr, 2019

Loosen up those stiff joints

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT At some point or another in life we experience joint stiffness. What actually is “joint stiffness?” It is a situation in the body where we feel tightness in the parts of our body that bend, like the elbows, wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, neck, lower back, and ankles. Below are some

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3 Apr, 2019

What causes that muscle cramp or “charlie horse”?

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT Without a doubt, many of you throughout the course of your lives have suffered a“Charlie horse” or “pulled a hamstring” while running, playing a sport, performing activity or simply while going about your daily life. Have you ever wondered what causes this to occur? Furthermore, how can they be treated and how

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3 Apr, 2019

Where do most of us carry our stress?

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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3 Apr, 2019

How your shoes can impact your feet and ankles

Foot and ankle conditions are very common for every age group. We treat general pain and injuries in this part of the body often at Loudoun Sports Therapy because even if it’s just general discomfort, foot and ankle conditions cause a lot of problems with daily, functional activities. The most frequent complaint we see in the

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3 Apr, 2019

Discomfort interrupting workouts, sleep and work?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Q&A How does back pain usually start? Many times back pain starts from a specific incident where you overexerted yourself, lifted something improperly, performed more of an activity than you were used to, sitting/standing more prolonged amount of time, or a traumatic incident. Often times it is a combination of several

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3 Apr, 2019

Tired of joint stiffness and arthritis dictating activities?

Arthritis is a common reason people seek physical therapy because, quite frankly, they get tired of joint stiffness and joint pain dictating what activities they are able to do. While there is no cure for arthritis as it is a degenerative disease, there are ways you can manage the pain and also increase your activity

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3 Apr, 2019

Three reasons you might have trouble standing, walking or running

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA Hip problems are a common complaint we treat Loudoun Sports Therapy Center and it can affect all ages and activity levels. Many hip problems are often the result of an overuse injury and can interfere with your daily activities making walking, standing or even sitting painful or challenging. Three common hip

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25 Mar, 2019

Is hip pain throwing off your balance?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT The hip joint is one of the most stable joints in the body, but unfortunately that does not keep this joint and region of the body from developing issues and producing pain. There are multiple structures in and around the hip joint that can produce pain in this area of

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